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The Writer's Almanac

The Writer's Almanac®

with Garrison Keillor

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Garrison Keillor recounts the historical highlights of each day and reads a short poem or two.

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Saturday's Poem: "Waking up My Daughter" by Greg Kosmicki from Some Hero of the Past. Saturday's Literary Notes: New York City hosted the country's first official observation of Labor Day on this date in 1882. Organizers were worried that people might not turn up if it meant missing a day's pay. At first, it didn't look good: at the start of the parade route in lower Manhattan, only a handful of workers turned up. Their ranks swelled as they walked uptown and were gradually joined by members of various unions. By the time the parade reached Central Park, 10,000 workers were marching together. Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894. Read more...

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